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Introducing Constructivism to Young Learners: Analysing the Impact on English Language Performance

Available from: International Knowledge Sharing Platform

Publication: Journal of Culture, Society and Development, vol. 46

Pages: 51-58

Asia, Constructivism (Education) - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Southeast Asia, Thailand

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Abstract/Notes: The significance of this study was to observe the instructional effect of constructivist teaching methodologies on English language performance outcomes among grade four students at a private all-boys school in central Bangkok. The experiment comprised two classes of differing ability: Class One (n = 18) classified as above average; and, Class Two (n = 15) below average. Both groups were taught according to the traditional Thai syllabus in the first semester of the academic year of 2016/17, transitioning to a constructivist learning environment in the second semester. The results of formal academic assessments were analysed via t-tests (<0.05); and the findings revealed that, as a result of the constructivist program, a significant difference was observed in both classes in relation to speaking attainments. However, in terms of overall language performance, a significant difference was noted in Class One only.

Language: English

DOI: 10.7176/JCSD/46-07

ISSN: 2422-8400

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Exploring Children's Language Cognitive Development: An Inquiry-Based on China Sinology and Montessori Teaching Method

Available from: International Journal of Education and Research

Publication: International Journal of Education and Research, vol. 10, no. 5

Pages: 91-98

Asia, China, Cognitive development, Early childhood care and education, Early childhood education, East Asia, Language acquisition, Language development, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc.

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Abstract/Notes: Montessori education is a popular way of education in the world. Although this method has been passed around the world for many years, it became popular in China's education system in the 1990s. However, parents in China either choose to believe in Montessori's influence and significance on their children or choose to keep their children educated only in traditional Chinese culture. There are some kindergartens in China where China Sinology and Montessori education coexist. Current studies lack discussion on the impact of the integration of Montessori education and Sinology education on children. Both Montessori education and Sinology have their special advantages for children's cognitive development. This research aims to explore the influence of the Montessori teaching method and Chinese traditional education on the language cognitive development of 3–6 years-old-children.

Language: English

ISSN: 2411-5681

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L'invenzione linguistica alla scuola primaria: la didattica dell'italiano nell'esperienza montessoriana [Language Invention in Primary School: Teaching of Italian in a Montessori Experience]

Available from: Pensa Multimedia

Publication: Giornale Italiano della Ricerca Educativa / Italian Journal of Educational Research, vol. 10, no. Special Issue

Pages: 75-88

Europe, Italy, Language acquisition, Montessori schools, Scuola Montessori Milano (Milan, Italy), Southern Europe

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Abstract/Notes: In this paper we will present certain aspects of teaching Italian in the experimental language laboratory of the Montessori School of Milan. The laboratory consists of a series of meetings between teachers and researchers, featuring lessons conducted in class by researchers with the aim of creating a secret language together, and eventually its imaginary world. Furthermore, the teaching methodology will be set out in a consistent methodological and psychopedagogical framework as a support for learning Italian as a first and as well as second language. In particular, language productions will be analysed from a sociocultural perspective by considering secret languages as new cultural artefacts that help develop socio-relational competence, that is both self-regulating and metacognitive.

Language: Italian

ISSN: 2038-9744

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Peer Effects on Children's Language Achievement During Pre-Kindergarten

Available from: JSTOR

Publication: Child Development, vol. 80, no. 3

Pages: 686-702

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Language: English

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2009.01291.x

ISSN: 0009-3920, 1467-8624

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Differentiating Language Arts in Belize

Available from: ERIC

Publication: Forum on Public Policy, vol. 5, no. 1

Pages: 14 p.

Americas, Belize, Central America, Language arts, Latin America and the Caribbean, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Montessori method of education - History

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Abstract/Notes: There is limited amount of research that constitutes non-traditional curricula implemented within an institutionalized context of developing countries. An attempt is made in this project to gain a clearer understanding of a non-traditional early learning program within an orphanage campus setting of Ladyville, Belize, Central America. This program is supported through the Belizean Ministry of Education and the University of Belize. In 1996, a comprehensive literacy survey was conducted in Belize that indicated the functional literacy rate to be approximately 40 percent (Cornerstone, 2007). In addition, it is estimated within developing countries one person in four is illiterate (Terryn, 2006). Liberty Learning Centre (LLC) of Ladyville, Belize implemented non-traditional theoretical curricula reflecting the social-constructivist theory to early learning. The methodologies include: Pikler, Montessori and components of the Reggio Emilia philosophy. The staff of LLC discovered creative, innovative and strategic ways to differentiate traditional academic learning through a diverse non-traditional learning environment. Procedures: Responses from the administration, caregivers, teachers, staff and students were interpreted and documented through various means of audio/DVD/video recordings, photography, interviews and journals. In addition I used detailed anecdotal field notes that became pieces to the methodology for the project. Findings: Responses, thoughts, ideas and viewpoints were given by the administration, teachers, students and staff regarding the implementation of non-traditional curricula within an institutionalized and non-traditional learning environment of a developing country. Implication: An institutionalized and international socio-cultural perspective will extend early childhood education further through a qualitative ethnographic study in Belize. This project gives voice to the silent and voiceless.

Language: English

ISSN: 1556-763X, 1938-9809

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Montessori and Kindergarten System of Education in the Development of Social and Language Skills of Children

Available from: Academia

Publication: European Journal of Business and Social Sciences, vol. 1, no. 12

Pages: 17–24

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Language: English

ISSN: 2235-767X

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Metode Umaniste in Predarea Limbilor Straine / Humanistic Methods in Foreign Language Teaching

Available from: Euromentor

Publication: Euromentor, vol. 3, no. 3

Pages: 71-79

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Abstract/Notes: The psychological research and changes occurred in pedagogical thinking have led to new methods in foreign language teaching called “humanistic methods” or “fringe methods” which focus on some aspects neglected by the traditional strategies: feelings, emotions, interpersonal relationships: suggestopedia, first an experimental method belonging to suggestology, has become a psychological method of teaching and learning foreign languages based mainly on indirect suggestion which appeals to a peripheral subliminal; the silent way, which stems from the trend initiated by the Italian specialist in pedagogy Maria Montessori is based on the fact that the process of learning a foreign language is a natural one, which children perform involuntarily; cooperative learning, whose roots are in the counseling techniques of psychotherapy, is greatly based on group dynamics; the total physical response, which originates in the action-based methods, refers to the learner’s reaction, to the instructions received from the teacher and it has been a successful method to teach foreign language for children.

Language: Romanian

ISSN: 2067-7839, 2247-9376, 2068-780X

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Humanistic Methods in Foreign Language Teaching / Metode Umaniste in Predarea Limbilor Straine

Available from: Euromentor

Publication: Euromentor, vol. 3, no. 3

Pages: 71-79

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Abstract/Notes: The psychological research and changes occurred in pedagogical thinking have led to new methods in foreign language teaching called “humanistic methods” or “fringe methods” which focus on some aspects neglected by the traditional strategies: feelings, emotions, interpersonal relationships: suggestopedia, first an experimental method belonging to suggestology, has become a psychological method of teaching and learning foreign languages based mainly on indirect suggestion which appeals to a peripheral subliminal; the silent way, which stems from the trend initiated by the Italian specialist in pedagogy Maria Montessori is based on the fact that the process of learning a foreign language is a natural one, which children perform involuntarily; cooperative learning, whose roots are in the counseling techniques of psychotherapy, is greatly based on group dynamics; the total physical response, which originates in the action-based methods, refers to the learner’s reaction, to the instructions received from the teacher and it has been a successful method to teach foreign language for children.

Language: English

ISSN: 2067-7839, 2247-9376, 2068-780X

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Our Experience in Giving Kannada as First Language

Publication: The Child and You, vol. 11

Pages: 30-31

Asia, India, Indigenous communities, Indigenous peoples, South Asia

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Language: English

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L'attualità interculturale di Maria Montessori: le infanzie e le lingue nel contesto educativo / Maria Montessori's Intercultural Relevance: Childhoods and Languages in the Educational Context

Available from: Università di Bologna

Publication: Educazione Interculturale, vol. 19, no. 2

Pages: 46-56

Montessori method of education

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Abstract/Notes: Il contributo intende sondare alcuni tratti della pedagogia e del metodo Montessori di interesse per ripensare gli attuali contesti educativi escolastici sempre più interdipendenti ed eterogenei (Zoletto, 2012). L’individualizzazione nell’apprendimento e la differenziazione sono tensioni costanti nel pensiero di Montessori e si concretizzano nel ruolo dell’ambiente preparato dall’adulto a misuradi ogni bambino, in cui sono organizzati materiali di sviluppo non condizionati daappartenenze culturali (PescieTrabalzini, 2007) e nella pluralità linguistica assunta quale tratto strutturale del contesto (Consalvo, 2020), come avviene in molte scuoledi metodo che stanno sperimentando progetti bilingui. È dall’ambiente secondo Montessori (2000) che i bambini prendono il linguaggio, le abitudini e le caratteristiche della comunità a cui partecipano e per questo gli ambienti scolastici e le atmosfere relazionali costruiti sulla base della unicità e differenza di ognuno sono interculturali (Pesci,2006). Il contributo propone le prime riflessioni scaturite dal lavoro di indagine sull’attualità interculturale di Montessori in prospettiva plurilingue, che èuno dei filoni di ricerca del PRIN (2017) Maria Montessori from the past to the present(Unitàdi ricerca: Bologna, Milano, Roma, Aosta). / This paper will explore some aspects of the Montessori method and pedagogy that are pertinent in rethinking today's increasingly interdependent and heterogeneous educational and school contexts (Zoletto, 2012). Personalized learning and differentiation are constant tensions in Montessori thinking, taking shape in the environment prepared by the adult specifically for each child, where the developmental materials offered are not conditioned by cultural affiliations (Pesci e Trabalzini, 2007) and linguistic plurality is a structural feature of the context (Consalvo, 2020), as occurs in many method schools that are experimenting with bilingual projects. According to Montessori (2000), children acquire language, habits and the characteristics of the community they are part of from the environment, and for this reason school environments and the relational atmospheres based on the uniqueness and differences of each individual are intercultural (Pesci, 2006). The paper offers some initial reflections starting from an investigation of Montessori's intercultural relevance in a multilingual perspective, one of the PRIN (2017) research areas Maria Montessori from the past to the present (Research Units: Bologna, Milan, Rome, Aosta).

Language: Italian

DOI: 10.6092/issn.2420-8175/13899

ISSN: 2420-8175

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